SMASH Global Announces 6th Black Tie MMA Fight Gala Honoring Chuck Liddell
SMASH Global, MMA's only black tie fight series is back on Sept. 28 in Los Angeles. Chuck 'The Iceman' Liddell to receive Global Icon Award.
PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: SEP 7, 2017 12:45 EDT
LOS ANGELES, September 7, 2017 (Newswire.com) - September will close on an explosive note with the premiere of SMASH Global VI hosted at the stunning Taglyan Complex in the heart of Hollywood. Black-tie elegance and intense mixed martial arts excitement collide in this must-attend event benefiting anti-bullying. Founded by former professional mixed martial artist and entrepreneur Steve "Hulk Smash" Orosco, SMASH Global is redefining the spectator experience in the MMA.
“I believe there is a direct correlation between elite athletes and successful people, and I’m building a bridge between the two with SMASH Global.”
-- Steve “Hulk Smash” Orosco, SMASH Global Founder
In an Oscar Season saturated with repetitive red carpet affairs, one black-tie event [SMASH Global V Pre-Oscar Fight Gala] stood out from the rest in the lead-up to Sunday's ceremony.
On Sept. 28th, ten mixed-martial artists will face off in five professional sanctioned fights. Guests will experience an exclusive red carpet entrance in the luxurious Taglyan Gardens with Celebrity meet and greets, hosted bar with a cocktail reception, a formal sit down and four-course dinner coupled with the thrilling experience of talented mixed martial artists competing just a dozen feet away.
SMASH GLOBAL ICON AWARD
To kick off the night, MMA legend Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell, the night's guest of honor, will receive the SMASH Global Icon Award for his contribution to the sport. Liddell, a UFC Hall of Fame Inductee was the UFC World Light Heavyweight Champion for two years, defended his title five times and currently holds the UFC record for the most Knock-Out wins in the Light Heavyweight Division.
“In an Oscar Season saturated with repetitive red carpet affairs, one black-tie event [SMASH Global V Pre-Oscar Fight Gala] stood out from the rest in the lead-up to Sunday’s ceremony.” ~ Jen Yamato, LA Times SMASH Global V, Pre-Oscar Fight Gala
SMASH Global VI MMA Black Tie Fight Gala
Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2017
Taglyan Grand Ballroom, Hollywood, California
6:30 p.m. Red Carpet & Cocktail Reception
8:00 p.m. Dinner & Award Presentation to Industry Icon
9:00 p.m. Fights (5)
For more information and to secure tickets, please visit: https://www.SmashGlobal.com.
ABOUT SMASH GLOBAL:
SMASH Global produces exclusive sports and entertainment events that feature professional MMA fighters, creating the most exciting black-tie showcases in the world. Each black-tie event creates a unique dynamic, uniting mixed martial arts with an evening of elegance and opportunity.
https://www.smashglobal.com | Socials: @SmashGlobal
ABOUT FOUNDER STEVE “HULK SMASH” OROSCO:
Steve Orosco, MBA, MS, is a former Wall Street broker, a professional MMA fighter and the Founder of SMASH Global. After years in the cage, Steve identified an opportunity to raise the level of class and sophistication in the sport by creating entertainment events for premium clientele. With an MBA, an MS degree and extensive professional fighting experience, Orosco is uniquely equipped to lead and manage a mixed martial arts (MMA) events organization.